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Make a voting plan: Vote in Burlington’s 2022 municipal election Oct. 11 - 24

Posted on Monday, September 12, 2022 11:19 AM

Burlington, Ont. — Sept. 12, 2022 — This October, eligible voters in Burlington will choose who they want to represent them on Burlington City Council in the 2022 municipal election. Voting for the municipal election takes place between Oct. 11 and 24. Residents are encouraged to make a voting plan, so they are prepared to cast their ballot, using the voting option most convenient for them.

Visit myvoteburlington.ca to make your voting plan

Step 1: Check if you are eligible to vote

Are you:

  • a Canadian citizen
  • at least 18 years old
  • live in Burlington (own or rent), or
  • don’t live in Burlington, but you or your spouse own or rent property in Burlington
  • not prohibited from voting under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 or otherwise by law.

Step 2: Make sure you are on the Voters List

Being on the Voters List saves you time when you vote. You are mailed a Voter Information Letter at the beginning of October that tells you who you can vote for and your in-person voting locations. To see...

City of Burlington activates Crisis Management Team due to six unprovoked coyote attacks

Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2022 08:53 PM

Burlington, Ont.—Sept. 10, 2022— The City of Burlington has activated its Crisis Management Team due to six unprovoked coyote attacks on residents. The latest was reported to the City from a retirement home employee regarding one of their residents.

Today, Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward spoke to the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF), Graydon Smith, who expressed sincere concern for the health and safety of our residents and is working with us to help address this serious risk to our community from these unprecedented and unprovoked attacks. One victim was a two-and-a-half-year-old boy who was on his backyard deck. The coyote grabbed him by the neck in an attempt to drag him away. City staff are in active discussions with coyote wildlife management experts at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) to collaborate on solutions for the Burlington community.

City of Burlington staff will present a report to council on coyote management recommendations at the...

Burlington accepting 2023/2024 event applications

Posted on Friday, September 02, 2022 01:00 PM

The City of Burlington is inviting event organizers and groups to plan and apply for 2023-2024 event permits. Applications for 2023 events are requested no later than Sept. 30, 2022 in order to be considered in the annual allocation process.

Event organizers and planning groups are encouraged to bring forward diverse and inclusive events that are fun, thought-provoking and/or stimulate cultural engagement through different perspectives.

Applications are encouraged from:

  • LGBTQ+ groups
  • Indigenous groups
  • Cultural based groups
  • Service clubs
  • Community groups
  • Individuals supporting a common interest or goal

Some events may be eligible for funding from the City through the Arts and Culture Fund.

Arts and Culture Fund

The City of Burlington's Arts and Culture Fund provides grants to local artists, multicultural groups, and arts and cultural organizations to help with projects that:

  • Encourage social connections, enhance quality of life and invest in Burlington’s culture and economy
  • Allow Burlington...

City of Burlington giving away 500 free trees to residents

Posted on Friday, September 02, 2022 09:30 AM

The fall is a good time to plant trees and the City of Burlington is giving away 500 trees to residents. The trees are free, but residents will need to register and select their preferred tree from 10 types of trees.

Types and quantities are limited to first registered, first served. One tree per address.

To register for a tree, visit getinvolvedburlington.ca/forest-health. Registration is open now.

Date: Sept. 24, 2022

Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pick-up time is dependent on species selected

Location: Roads, Parks and Forestry Operations Centre, 3330 Harvester Rd., Burlington

Trees will be between four and seven feet tall. Please ensure you can safely transport the trees. A City staff member will place the tree into your vehicle.

Tree Planting Tips

  1. Ensure the type of tree will fit the space you have available
  2. Contact www.ontarioonecall.ca before you dig to ensure there are no wires, pipes or cables where you will dig
  3. Dig a hole roughly twice the width and depth of the tree’s pot
  4. Remove the...

Public engagement opportunities for Burlington’s woodlands

Posted on Thursday, September 01, 2022 11:30 AM

The City of Burlington is seeking community input to help inform a Woodland Management Strategy (WMS). The WMS will, for the first time, provide comprehensive 20-year strategic direction for the management of all City-owned woodlands. These woodlands cover more than 300 hectares of land. Ultimately, the WMS will help preserve and grow the city’s woodlands and will provide:

•            information on the current state of Burlington’s woodlands

•            a long-term vision for the City’s woodlands

•            city-wide woodland management goals, funding requirements, recommendations, and targets

•            forest management plans are operational documents guiding management activities for specific woodlands within the bounds of the WMS

Residents can learn about the...